[FFmpeg-cvslog] doc: Explain the various logevel settings

Derek Buitenhuis git at videolan.org
Mon Apr 1 00:22:43 CEST 2013

ffmpeg | branch: master | Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com> | Sat Mar 30 14:29:33 2013 -0400| [4c79367e9b2efc506b34167d0d60e35aa13f6523] | committer: Derek Buitenhuis

doc: Explain the various logevel settings

Signed-off-by: Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com>

> http://git.videolan.org/gitweb.cgi/ffmpeg.git/?a=commit;h=4c79367e9b2efc506b34167d0d60e35aa13f6523

 doc/avtools-common-opts.texi |   12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/avtools-common-opts.texi b/doc/avtools-common-opts.texi
index 111812d..340f00c 100644
--- a/doc/avtools-common-opts.texi
+++ b/doc/avtools-common-opts.texi
@@ -120,13 +120,25 @@ Set the logging level used by the library.
 @var{loglevel} is a number or a string containing one of the following values:
 @table @samp
 @item quiet
+Show nothing at all; be silent.
 @item panic
+Only show fatal errors which could lead the process to crash, such as
+and assert failure. This is not currently used for anything.
 @item fatal
+Only show fatal errors. These are errors after which the process absolutely
+cannot continue after.
 @item error
+Show all errors, including ones which can be recovered from.
 @item warning
+Show all warnings and errors. Any message related to possibly
+incorrect or unexpected events will be shown.
 @item info
+Show informative messages during processing. This is in addition to
+warnings and errors. This is the default value.
 @item verbose
+Same as @code{info}, except more verbose.
 @item debug
+Show everything, including debugging information.
 @end table
 By default the program logs to stderr, if coloring is supported by the

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